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Sercos IP Core Now on FPGAs and SoCs
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Sercos IP Core Now on FPGAs and SoCs

The move to embed ever more industrial automation capabilities continues to pick up speed with the Sercos III protocol now available on Altera Cyclone chips.
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GE Drives the Brilliant Factory Concept Home

Hardly an easy customer, GE corporate operations push GE Intelligent Platforms to get the automation and data intelligence they need to improve efficiencies.
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Mobile HMI: Facilities Technician Accesses Essential Information

A compact operator interface running on an Android smartphone securely monitors and controls compressors, lighting, air conditioning units and more.
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Eaton Pro-Fx software
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PC-based Control and ‘Smart Valves” Improve Machine Hydraulics

By embedding intelligence into hydraulic products, Eaton is helping create more intelligent machinery.
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3D Printing Core to GE’s Newest Advanced Manufacturing Facility
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3D Printing Core to GE’s Newest Advanced Manufacturing Facility

A new manufacturing facility, to be built by GE in Pennsylvania, will develop and implement additive manufacturing technologies.
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Bridging the Experience Gap Using Digital Video Recording
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Bridging the Experience Gap Using Digital Video Recording

DVR – digital video recording – is so common, it’s become a verb. Read how manufacturers are DVRing events to substitute the eyes and ears of experienced workers.
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Help for the Most Difficult Type of Manufacturing

Abnormal situation management for continuous processing is normal operating procedure for batch processing. A new starter kit from Rockwell Automation can give batch control programmers a leg up on coding the complicated starts, stops and holding steps in food, beverage and pharma process operations.
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The Automation Conference 2014 Scholarship Winners
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The Automation Conference 2014 Scholarship Winners

Tri-County Technical College awards four students with David A. Harvey Memorial Scholarships.
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Low moisture foods include nuts, cereals, chocolate and more.
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Hygienic Equipment Design for Low Moisture Foods

The Alliance for Innovation and Operational Excellence (AIOE), founded in 2011 by PMMI—The Association for Packaging and Processing Technologies, brings together CPG production and engineering professionals with suppliers to address issues of common concern. Their latest guidance document covers hygienic equipment for low moisture foods.
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B&R Automation: 4:3 Automation Displays

In addition to widescreen panels, second-generation automation panels are now offered in a conventional 4:3 format with single-touch operation.
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Manufacturing Trends in 2015

Expect the reshoring trend to slow down a bit in the coming year, while robotics and Internet of Things activity prepare to burst forward, according to Cisco’s analysis of manufacturing trends.
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Pentair to Add Onsite Enclosure-Modification Capabilities Through Acquisition

The company plans to enhance its Hoffman brand of equipment protection products and services by acquiring Germany’s Steinhauer Elektromaschinen.
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Meeting Surging Demand in the Industrial Equipment Market

Research shows that IE manufacturers plan to squeeze more out of their existing assets to meet surging demands. If you’re considering this, consider these points.
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